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Latest Libya Items
Libyan helicopter gunships fired on a rebel force advancing west toward Tripoli, the capital, along the country's Mediterranean coastline Sunday, as forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi fought intense ground battles with the rival fighters.
President Obama's chief of staff on Sunday said that many of those calling for the U.S. to enforce a "no-fly zone" over Libya "have no idea what they're talking about" when it comes to the burdens of such an undertaking.
Moammar Gadhafi loyalists swept into the opposition-held city closest to Tripoli on Saturday, tightening security around the regime-held capital. To the east, rebel forces captured a key oil port as the country veered toward civil war.
Usher said Friday he's "sincerely troubled" to learn he appeared at a concert in St. Bart's linked to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's family and plans donate his concert fee to human rights organizations.
Internet services in Libya, already spotty throughout the country's violent upheaval, appeared completely halted in an attempt to stifle information about the insurrection.
Moammar Gadhafi's regime struck back at its opponents Friday, launching a powerful attack on the closest opposition-held city to Tripoli and firing tear gas and live ammunition to smother new protests in the capital. At least 37 people died in fighting and in an explosion at an ammunitions depot in Libya's rebellious east.
Two U.S. Air Force cargo planes flew blankets, water and other relief supplies to Tunisia on Friday as part of an international effort to help refugees who fled from the fighting in Libya.
Stocks fell Friday as worries about another jump in oil prices overshadow a solid report on the U.S. job market.
Stocks dropped Friday after another spike in oil prices overshadowed a report that the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly two years.